Interview with Don Timmerman of Casa Maria in Milwaukee from 2013

WUWM 89.7fm Interview with Peacemaker Don Timmerman.....

Don Timmerman's mission as a peacemaker dates back to the 1960s.

Don Timmerman has spent a lifetime helping people in need. The former Catholic priest has worked at Casa Maria in Milwaukee, since the 1960s.  The two-story bungalow on Milwaukee’s north side provides shelter to homeless families and single women. He has also practiced peaceful protest against violence. We spoke with him as part our year end, “Life’s Voices” series.

Timmerman relaxes a bit in his chair as he frames an answer to my first question regarding his lifelong mission of peacemaking.

“Christ was right when he said, ‘If you give everything you have to help other people, you will experience great joy,’ and that’s what we experiences, that’s what keeps us going here.  We’re voluntarily poor for the sake of others and we live simply so that others can simply live. We try to make the world a better place by making it easier for people to be good, that’s what we try to do here at Casa Maria,” Timmerman says.


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Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Casa Maria is a Catholic Worker community which takes in homeless women and families and works for social justice.